Wednesday, June 5, 2013

No Sew Pillow Upgrades



Finding two plain pillows that matched my outdoor cushions was a stroke of luck. Even better was their unexpected sale price. And, since my sewing machine is still broken, I couldn't sew my own. However, the plain pillows weren't too exciting. Looking at my craft supplies, I found two different kinds of burlap and some twine. With the help of some liquid stitch, I layered the burlap on one side of the pillow, for a quick and easy upgrade. The final touch was the addition of a twine bow, which I think is really sweet. The cost of these pillows with the upgrades would have been at least, three or four times what I paid for them.

They look great on the bench that I recently painted. See how I achieved the whitewashed look here.

They also look pretty layered with the print pillows and cushions on the chairs around my fire pit. I'm sure I will move them around, as the mood strikes me this summer.

So, buy the inexpensive, plain pillows and upgrade them with all kinds of fun embellishments. No sewing required - just your creativity :-)

Happy Wednesday!


{Linking with these friends}

Lil Luna

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Diana Rambles

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The Dedicated House

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a bowl full of lemons

Kathe with an E

Life on Lakeshore Drive

Craftberry Bush

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Cedar Hill Ranch

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  1. Such an easy upgrade and so effective!

  2. Good Job! What a sweet a simple idea. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. Love your blog!

  3. What a great idea. They look darling!

  4. What a cute idea! I love all the new burlap ribbons that are available. This gives me an idea for our porch!

  5. Adorable - and so easy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great solution, Vicki. Love how they work with the printed pillows too.

  7. Your pillows look great! I bought a roll of burlap ribbon last fall, and I love finding new uses for it. :)

  8. What a difference the burlap makes on a plain pillow:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  9. Those are very, very cute! Saw you at Rooted in Thyme :D

  10. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join to our party board

  11. Hey there, great easy attractive fix-up on your pillows. They look so nice, such a simple thing but so effective.

  12. Great idea! I agree that this would look nice on printed pillows, too. Thanks for the inspiration!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  13. Love these! Especially since they are "no sew". Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  14. Since I don't hardly sew, these are perfect for me. Love how summery they are.

  15. I love the look and this is such a creative idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  16. Love the touch of burlap! Looks terrific - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. Very nice.
    Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  18. I love your pillows! Such an easy upgrade! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!


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